Behaeghe Aimé

Behaeghe Aimé
Behaeghe Aimé

Aimé Behaeghe was born in Kachtem (Izegem) on November 17th, 1890. An amateur cyclist in his spare time, young Aimé became abicycle repair man, before studying auto mechanics and aircraft construction. From 1913 to 1914, he lived in Brasil with his brother Joseph, where he became an accomplished pilot. When Germany invaded Belgium on August 4th, 1914, Aimé and his brother returned to Belgium to volunteer in the army. On October 29th, Aimé was employed in the Belgian Airforce, where he soon …

Brother Adolf

Brother Adolf
Brother Adolf

Born Frans Van der Scheuren, Brother Adolf was a member of the Brothers of Love, who worked at the brothers’ school in Roeselare. When the war ended, Brother Adolf applied himself to the maintenance of the military cemeteries and the identification of fallen soldiers.  On January 20th, 1919, the city council of Roeselare put Brother Adolf in charge of the fallen soldiers’ funeral arrangements. In the first six months after the armistice, he replied to thousands of letters from parents and …